User registration and subwebs


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Dennis Allen

Hi. I have FP2000. Trying to get a handle on user registration and
subwebs.

I've been able to use FP to open the server. I took a folder and
converted it to a web. I was able to open that web and in it's
tools->security I was able to add a couple of users. Now if I open the
subweb I get the user id/password prompt. So far so good.

First problem. When I try to publish, my local copy of the subweb is
still a folder. I get an error and won't publish any changes in that
folder. I try to convert that folder to a web, but get another error
saying I can't do it for disk based systems. Now what? How do I
publish the subweb?

Second problem. I have a rather long list of users I want it the
subweb. I believe there's a txt file of users in a _private folder. Is
it in the subweb _private or the main web _private folder? What's the
format? How do I access it?

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated...Dennis
 
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Thomas A. Rowe

If you are hosted on a Windows IIS server, then you don't have access to users, and have to add each
individually. Not sure about under Unix/Linux.

How do you access your local web in FP?

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Stefan B Rusynko

PS
- and No, FP does not store user permissions in the _private folder
(or anywhere in the web accessible by you when added thru the FP SE)

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| If you are hosted on a Windows IIS server, then you don't have access to users, and have to add each
| individually. Not sure about under Unix/Linux.
|
| How do you access your local web in FP?
|
| --
| ==============================================
| Thomas A. Rowe (Microsoft MVP - FrontPage)
| ==============================================
| If you feel your current issue is a results of installing
| a Service Pack or security update, please contact
| Microsoft Product Support Services:
| http://support.microsoft.com
| If the problem can be shown to have been caused by a
| security update, then there is usually no charge for the call.
| ==============================================
|
| | > Hi. I have FP2000. Trying to get a handle on user registration and subwebs.
| >
| > I've been able to use FP to open the server. I took a folder and converted it to a web. I was
| > able to open that web and in it's tools->security I was able to add a couple of users. Now if I
| > open the subweb I get the user id/password prompt. So far so good.
| >
| > First problem. When I try to publish, my local copy of the subweb is still a folder. I get an
| > error and won't publish any changes in that folder. I try to convert that folder to a web, but
| > get another error saying I can't do it for disk based systems. Now what? How do I publish the
| > subweb?
| >
| > Second problem. I have a rather long list of users I want it the subweb. I believe there's a txt
| > file of users in a _private folder. Is it in the subweb _private or the main web _private folder?
| > What's the format? How do I access it?
| >
| > Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated...Dennis
| >
|
|
 
D

Dennis Allen

Thomas A. Rowe said:
If you are hosted on a Windows IIS server, then you don't have access
to users, and have to add each individually. Not sure about under
Unix/Linux.

How do you access your local web in FP?
It's just a local copy on my XP hard drive, c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy
(originally created on a Windows 98 w/ IIS). [York] is a web folder.
From FP2000, open web-> the [yyyy] folder, update my htm files, then
[publish] to the server.

From FP2000, open web->http://www.yyyy.com, created a subfolder [orders]
on the server, converted it to a subweb. But my local copy is still
c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders, [orders] is still a folder. When I
publish, I get an error and FP won't update the subweb. What do I need
to do to [publish] c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders to the server?

My other problem is the list of users I need to add to the subweb
[orders]. Over a couple of hundred! Isn't there a txt file with this
information on the server?
 
T

Thomas A. Rowe

1. Publish: Open the subweb via http://localhost/subwebname via FP's File Menu | Web / Site and then
once open double click the subweb / site to open, then use File Menu | Publish Web / Site and enter
the destination as http://www.yourdomain.com/subwebname

NOTE: You host must allow you to create subwebs / sites and they must also allow you to create
unique permissions/users.

2. The user list under IIS is not stored in any type of format that you can access or preload.
Consider using a ASP/ASP.net database driven user management application, etc. to manage a large
number of users.

--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe (Microsoft MVP - FrontPage)
==============================================
If you feel your current issue is a results of installing
a Service Pack or security update, please contact
Microsoft Product Support Services:
http://support.microsoft.com
If the problem can be shown to have been caused by a
security update, then there is usually no charge for the call.
==============================================

Dennis Allen said:
Thomas A. Rowe said:
If you are hosted on a Windows IIS server, then you don't have access to users, and have to add
each individually. Not sure about under Unix/Linux.

How do you access your local web in FP?
It's just a local copy on my XP hard drive, c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy (originally created on a
Windows 98 w/ IIS). [York] is a web folder. From FP2000, open web-> the [yyyy] folder, update my
htm files, then [publish] to the server.

From FP2000, open web->http://www.yyyy.com, created a subfolder [orders] on the server, converted
it to a subweb. But my local copy is still c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders, [orders] is still a
folder. When I publish, I get an error and FP won't update the subweb. What do I need to do to
[publish] c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders to the server?

My other problem is the list of users I need to add to the subweb [orders]. Over a couple of
hundred! Isn't there a txt file with this information on the server?
 
D

Dennis Allen

I took a copy of c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy, renamed [yyyy] to [orders]. I
can open c:\inetpub\wwwroot\orders and publish to
http://www.yyyy.com/orders . Since I have a web folder, I think I could
move c:\inetpub\wwwroot\orders to c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders and
publish as a subweb.

Question. When someone logs in with a user id and password, is there a
way html can tell the user id?

Thomas A. Rowe said:
1. Publish: Open the subweb via http://localhost/subwebname via FP's
File Menu | Web / Site and then once open double click the subweb /
site to open, then use File Menu | Publish Web / Site and enter the
destination as http://www.yourdomain.com/subwebname

NOTE: You host must allow you to create subwebs / sites and they must
also allow you to create unique permissions/users.

2. The user list under IIS is not stored in any type of format that
you can access or preload. Consider using a ASP/ASP.net database
driven user management application, etc. to manage a large number of
users.

--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe (Microsoft MVP - FrontPage)
==============================================
If you feel your current issue is a results of installing
a Service Pack or security update, please contact
Microsoft Product Support Services:
http://support.microsoft.com
If the problem can be shown to have been caused by a
security update, then there is usually no charge for the call.
==============================================

Dennis Allen said:
Thomas A. Rowe said:
If you are hosted on a Windows IIS server, then you don't have
access to users, and have to add each individually. Not sure about
under Unix/Linux.

How do you access your local web in FP?
It's just a local copy on my XP hard drive, c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy
(originally created on a Windows 98 w/ IIS). [York] is a web folder.
From FP2000, open web-> the [yyyy] folder, update my htm files, then
[publish] to the server.

From FP2000, open web->http://www.yyyy.com, created a subfolder
[orders] on the server, converted it to a subweb. But my local copy
is still c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders, [orders] is still a folder.
When I publish, I get an error and FP won't update the subweb. What
do I need to do to [publish] c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders to the
server?

My other problem is the list of users I need to add to the subweb
[orders]. Over a couple of hundred! Isn't there a txt file with
this information on the server?
 
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Thomas A. Rowe

1. Since you are working with a local server, you need to always open your web via http in FP and
never via the drive path (c:\..).

2. Never move/copy files between location outside of FP, always use FP to publish the site between
locations.

3. You would have use Server-Side Scripting to do this, if you use a ASP/ASP.net database driven
solution, you can easily do this.

--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe (Microsoft MVP - FrontPage)
==============================================
If you feel your current issue is a results of installing
a Service Pack or security update, please contact
Microsoft Product Support Services:
http://support.microsoft.com
If the problem can be shown to have been caused by a
security update, then there is usually no charge for the call.
==============================================

Dennis Allen said:
I took a copy of c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy, renamed [yyyy] to [orders]. I can open
c:\inetpub\wwwroot\orders and publish to http://www.yyyy.com/orders . Since I have a web folder, I
think I could move c:\inetpub\wwwroot\orders to c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders and publish as a
subweb.

Question. When someone logs in with a user id and password, is there a way html can tell the user
id?

Thomas A. Rowe said:
1. Publish: Open the subweb via http://localhost/subwebname via FP's File Menu | Web / Site and
then once open double click the subweb / site to open, then use File Menu | Publish Web / Site
and enter the destination as http://www.yourdomain.com/subwebname

NOTE: You host must allow you to create subwebs / sites and they must also allow you to create
unique permissions/users.

2. The user list under IIS is not stored in any type of format that you can access or preload.
Consider using a ASP/ASP.net database driven user management application, etc. to manage a large
number of users.

--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe (Microsoft MVP - FrontPage)
==============================================
If you feel your current issue is a results of installing
a Service Pack or security update, please contact
Microsoft Product Support Services:
http://support.microsoft.com
If the problem can be shown to have been caused by a
security update, then there is usually no charge for the call.
==============================================

Dennis Allen said:
If you are hosted on a Windows IIS server, then you don't have access to users, and have to add
each individually. Not sure about under Unix/Linux.

How do you access your local web in FP?

It's just a local copy on my XP hard drive, c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy (originally created on a
Windows 98 w/ IIS). [York] is a web folder. From FP2000, open web-> the [yyyy] folder, update
my htm files, then [publish] to the server.

From FP2000, open web->http://www.yyyy.com, created a subfolder [orders] on the server,
converted it to a subweb. But my local copy is still c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders, [orders]
is still a folder. When I publish, I get an error and FP won't update the subweb. What do I
need to do to [publish] c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yyyy\orders to the server?

My other problem is the list of users I need to add to the subweb [orders]. Over a couple of
hundred! Isn't there a txt file with this information on the server?
 

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